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Teaching’s NOT Cute

You are at a charity event happy hour and begin chatting with someone you are meeting for the first time: Guest: “Where do you work?” Me: “I’m an elementary school teacher.” Guest: “Awwww, that is so cute.

Abby Spoerl / July 18, 2017

Who’s Driving Your Data Bus? And WHY it Matters.

Educators are attentive and prudent.

Rickie Yudin / June 21, 2017

When Education Data Explains A Phenomenon

How do you communicate a phenomenon without a name? You see it, you feel it, you experience it, but how do you communicate it? What do you do if you know something is happening, you see it and experience it, but you find it difficult to substantiate? How do you share your enthusiasm, passion, and … Continued

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Abby Spoerl / June 21, 2017

Telling A Trustworthy Story With Education Data

In 2016, we saw data take center stage in the education reform arena as well as in everyday practice.

Abby Spoerl / June 21, 2017

Summer is for the #Educators! Make the most of it!

Ahhhhh…summer.

Kevin Shane / June 21, 2017

Interoperability: Education Data’s Biggest Problem

Situation: A school is working to collect data from many sources to identify a group of students for intervention.

Rickie Yudin / June 21, 2017

Interoperability Revisited: Still…Data’s Biggest Problem

Last year, we published a blog about the interoperability of education data and are revisiting that topic today.

Rickie Yudin / June 21, 2017

Data Usability and the Hidden Costs for Schools

Education tends to lag behind other industries in many respects… Computers became much more prevalent in offices before they became common in schools.

Kevin Shane / June 21, 2017

#EdData: What Are the Possibilities?

#EdData: What are the possibilities? Since data aggregation has proven to be difficult in siloed education software systems and the technology necessary to do so is lagging, many educators are not sure what exactly can be extracted or derived from their data because they haven’t seen or experienced it.

Abby Spoerl / June 21, 2017

6 Ways to Help Take the Stress Out of Standardized Testing

It’s that time of year again: standardized testing! Not always an easy time for teachers or students, so we wanted to put out a quick list of some helpful strategies we used when we were in the classroom to help make standardized testing time a little bit easier.

Abby Spoerl / June 20, 2017

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